Craig briefs: Chamber seeking volunteers

— The Craig Chamber of Commerce and the Moffat County Tourism Association are working together to open the visitor center on Saturdays, in hopes of gauging whether there is a need for extended hours permanently.

The organizations are seeking volunteers to staff the center. Volunteers are asked to commit four to eight hours one Saturday each month.

The visitor center will open Saturdays as soon as there are 10 volunteers.

For more information, call Chamber director Christina Currie at 824-5689.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Moffat County Libraries want to make sure that "everyone in Moffat County has the smartest card of all - a library card," according to a news release.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Activities at the Moffat County Libraries during Library Card Sign-up Month include family game nights, family evening story-times and youth club for children ages 8 and older. The libraries also will have scavenger hunts, prizes and freaky Fridays.

A library card allows local patrons to check out books, audio books and DVDs.

A photo ID and proof of residency in Moffat County is required to get a library card. Children younger than 18 require a parent to be present when getting their library card.

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit the Moffat County Libraries at 570 Green St, or call 824-5116.

Vermillion chapter receives grant funds

The Vermillion Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, in partnership with Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office, has been awarded a State Historic Fund Grant award from the Colorado Historical Society.

The grant provides $89,503, with the BLM providing a $29,471 match.

The grant proposes to survey areas in Sand Wash Basin for archaeological resources.

Sand Wash Basin has seen increased off-highway vehicle use.

The Vermillion Chapter is concerned about loss of archaeological knowledge in Sand Wash Basin and has partnered with the BLM's Little Snake Field Office to help learn about sites within the area, the Vermillion Chapter reported in a news release.

MCHS offering open house for new students

Moffat County High School is hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. today for new students to the district and incoming freshmen.

Students will be able to pick up schedules, tour the building and meet teachers.

For more information, call the high school at 824-7036.

Parents, students can tour elementary school

Sandrock Elementary is offering self-guided tours from 1 to 3 p.m. today for parents and students. Students will be able to find their classrooms and meet teachers.

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